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Here's one great way to get involved in science name, one of Jupiter's moons. That's the thing you can actually do. Thanks to a contest being held right now by the Carnegie institution for science seriously. Remember last July when astronomers Scott Sheppard announced he discovered twelve new moons of Jupiter. Well, the naming process. For five of those moons is officially open to the public technically, the international astronaut Michael union gets the final say on the official name of any new celestial body that gets discovered, but the discoverer gets to suggest a permanent name and the union does give priority to those suggestions it's fair game to ask people to give you ideas, which is why Pluto got its name from an eleven year old girl. You can find our episode with that story on curiosity. Daily dot com, by the way, but there are still a lot of rules. You have to follow when you name a moon, you'll have to brush up on your Greek and Roman with all Aji for one thing since Jupiter is the king of the Roman gods and the analog to the Greek God Zeus, the moons have to be named after descendants or lovers of Jupiter or Zeus also the names of the moons that spin in the opposite direction as Jupiter have to end in an e and the names of the moons. It's been in the same direction as Jupiter have to end in a the name has to be sixteen characters or fewer, preferably one word. It can't be offensive in any language. It can't be too similar to. Any existing names of moons or asteroids, and it can't be the name of a person place or event that's mainly known for political military or religious activities got all that. All right. Once you have a name, you can tweet it to at Jupiter lunacy with a hashtag name, Jupiter's moons. And explain why you chose the name. They'll also accept suggestions in video format you have until April fifteenth to get your suggestions in good

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